• Narcissistic Fathers

  • The Problem with Being the Son or Daughter of a Narcissistic Parent, and How to Fix It. A Guide for Healing and Recovering After Hidden Abuse
  • By: Dr. Theresa J. Covert
  • Narrated by: Monica Wolfkill Vo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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By: Dr. Theresa J. Covert
Narrated by: Monica Wolfkill Vo
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Publisher's Summary

Do you think your father might be toxic?

Many people do and sadly there is very little information available to be found online or in the written research, or with counsellors and therapists that can help. Narcissistic Victim Syndrome is not officially recognised, nor is it widely even known.

Even when it is accepted, recognised, and known not many people seem to know what to do about it to heal it.

But first, a warning:

Before we go further, let me make something abundantly clear: This audiobook does not contain a "magic wand" that will bring you instant answers without having to do any work.

What I’m about to share with you takes both time and effort and has worked wonders for me and my private clients. And I believe it can help you too.

But this only works for those who are willing look deep inside themselves and are committed to finding true happiness.

So with that said, let me tell you:

As a child:

  • You felt like you were never good enough
  • Your father didn’t seem to care about your feelings
  • Your father was very controlling and manipulative
  • You were made to feel bad or wrong if you got upset
  • Your needs weren’t met

As an adult:

  • You still feel like you are not good enough
  • You feel confused, anxious, sad in your relationship with your father
  • Your father puts you down, and never celebrates your achievements
  • Your father is very critical, manipulative, controlling, and tells lies
  • They still don’t seem to care about your feelings or your needs
  • You feel like you are the one parenting them

This audioook is for you if you have been in a toxic relationship with your parent and you just want to make sense of it and make some changes.

What are you waiting for? Buy this audiobook now!

©2020 Dr. Theresa J. Covert (P)2020 Dr. Theresa J. Covert

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For Daughters, more that Sons

I am the son of a Narcissistic Father. I found this book to be really written for the daughters. Sons are very rarely mentioned -other than as siblings of the daughter victim. Perhaps what the author is saying is pertinent for sons, but she cannot know, since she's writing primarily as the daughter of the NPD father. I think it was misleading to (sub) title this book for being the "Son or Daughter of a Narcissistic Parent...." Maybe it was the publisher that drove that decision. So, I don't want to take anything away from the author. I think she does an excellent job of covering the relationship from the perspective of a daughter. However, until I see the same book written from the perspective (and by) a son of an NPD father, I have my doubts. My experience as the son of an NPD father is different that was described in this book - but I cannot tell if that's because I'm a son (not a daughter), or some other complexity. I dropped one star from my review because of that.

There's one thing that I can be sure of - the recommended approach to dealing with a NPD father (or mother) is the same, whether your a son or a daughter - severe all ties with the toxic parent - and/or limit all communications. Protect your personal (and family's personal) information and goings-on.

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highly recommend

possibly the most accurate description of my life experiences. validating and encouraging. many thanks to the author.

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Realistic View

The author is genius in that she doesnt fluff the reader with pep talk. She uses empathy from her own childhood to parallel scenarios with your own. A great motovational source for me as I have had a horrible relationship with my father. I have learned from her to forgive myself and go for it!

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Needs empowerment

I wanted to give this to my teen to read. I did not feel empowered reading this book; instead I felt I could blame everything on the narcissist. Read as part of a larger discussion with a therapist.

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AMAZING BOOK!!!!

I almost did not buy this audible book because of some of the negative reviews but I am so glad I followed my instinct and still ordered the book because it is one of the most amazing book on narcissist that I have ever read, and I have read plenty!!! me living with the narcissist a wife and my son having a narcissist father when I tell you that every single thing the author said is true I know it cuz I lived it. Ordering this audible book was the best thing I ever did and her healing suggestions were right on point. this is exactly what I have done for myself and now I am having my son to read the book and do it as well. AMAZING job to the author, I appreciate you more than you will ever know for writing this book.... I don't know you, have never met you, or ever
heard of you, but thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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Wow

After listening to this book it was such an eye-opener I know I have a narcissistic father but to hear how he affected me in my life to actually hear it just made me feel valued and helps me to understand that I didn’t choose this and I didn’t do anything after years of blaming myself I finally and I had a better place I still have work to do with my forgiveness toward him but I’m getting to a better place

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This book was released on my birthday, I needed it

This really helped me fill in the blanks. A must read. I seen myself and my siblings in this very deeply and it gave me the needed information to extend compassion towards them, as well as my mother. I'm very grateful for this. It came to me at the right time.

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This has a lot of good information.

With all it’s disastrous consequences, having a narcissistic father in a dominantly misogynist society, in some countries, gives the female a distinction and an opportunity, she wouldn’t have had otherwise, to excel as an intelectual, an athlete, in short to excel and compete with the males, producing atypical females that define themselves through measures, even though designed through the narcissism of the father, that are far more interesting than the typical roles of obedient wife secondary to male colleagues, etc.

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A very informative

Wow im just discovering my dad might be a narcissist. A very informative and insightful read for anyone dealing with Cptsd a lot of good thoughtful helpful useful information in easy to understand wording

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Great stuff

yea okay i didn’t need to re evaluate my entire relationship with my dad like that

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  • kerry
  • 07-30-22

an eye-opener

left me with a feeling of genuine empowerment, eager to listen to another book, focusing on recovery. easy to listen to too

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  • Manouk Bakermans
  • 12-07-21

Not for everyone

Probably great if you're the scapegoat child in a family with a narcissistic father, who's not done much healing yet. I felt it lacked nuance when it came to the golden child and/or when the distinction isn't that clear. I also felt like it was aimed at people who have only just started to realise the situation you're in, not done anything about it, no self work. If you have, you may not identify as much with the descriptions of the affected children.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-21

very informative

revealing ..emotionally tough to take in as a survivor start to healing. thank you.